St. Francis Loaves and Fishes

COVID-19 Update

Loaves and Fishes continues its feeding ministry with modifications for personal safety and social distancing. Volunteers will wear masks, gloves and maintain appropriate social distancing during meal preparation. The meal will be prepared, packed and provided in “To Go” containers.

Participant Update

Teenagers are now welcome to help again with this important ministry again! We have missed the help of our young parishioners these past few months as we were adapting to the safety procedures! Middle School and High School students are now welcome to come help cook and serve but must have a parent accompany them. Masks will be required for all.

With many people out of work, the need has increased and so have the people benefiting from this ministry. The ministry preparing and giving away 150 - 170 meals each Saturday.

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With the modifications due to COVID, volunteers are requested to be at St. Francis at 9:30AM (slightly earlier than in the past). 


Loaves and Fishes is a feeding ministry based in the kitchen and parish hall of the St. Francis Mission church in Arbor Hill area of Albany. The ministry provides a hot, healthy meal every Saturday from 11:30am to 1pm to the people from this very needy neighborhood.  

It is 100% run by volunteers from various churches in the Albany Diocese. Volunteers arrive at the kitchen at hours before feeding to prepare and distribute the meal, then clean up. It is eye opening and rewarding.

St. George's is designated as the lead church for the meal on the 4th Saturday of the month.  Come try it out! Contact Kathryn Pellett for more information. You can 

There is also a prayer table ministry from 11:00am to noon outside the church. Prayer is provided for those coming to the meal and those who happen to walk by.

Acoustic, low key Christian music is provided by volunteer musicians during the meal.

If you would like to help with the music or prayer table, speak to Carol MacNaughton. 

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